Simuntu Munye

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What an honour to work with these great Queens who are legends with an extensive profile. The Mahotalla Queens were formed in 1964 and they might well be the oldest South African group still performing.
The song is a call for Africa’s children to embrace and celebrate the diversity in Africa the unit; it is the fact that we are different in our cultures that builds us the strength we exude together into a colourful quilt. Giving thanks and praise for this opportunity – Simuntu Munye [WE ARE ONE]


"From the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro
He leaps into the air, he is gasping for air
Chanting out rhythms of survival
I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to be telling you all these secrets and Maybe that's why I keep stuttering in this point and time
But the message is clear [WE ARE ONE]

Simuntu munye,
Sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

We're a colourful people, a rich continent
That somehow continues to hold the world in a mystic trance
So let's ignite the power within,
Makukhanye ezweni,
Qhakaza muAfrika
And celebate the lines that bind us; our unity

Simuntu munye, sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

Pho kunani? [uma engafani, ngoba belu]

Ngoba thina sibahle
Thina sibahle lapha eAfrika
umuntu wasekhaya lona
sibangcono uma sibonana zonk'insuku
Sithandana ngendle la esanikwa nguMdali
Thina sibahle

Simuntu munye, sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

Qhakaza, qhakaza muAfrika!


from #WozaMoya, released January 5, 2014
Composed by: Karabo "Proff" Khumalo
Produced by Karabo "Prof" Khumal
Written by: Hilda Tloubatla, Khethukubonga Ntshangase
Performed by: Khethi featuring Mahotella Queens



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Blending urban sounds with African soul on jazzy blue notes, South African-born singer Khethukubonga “Khethi” Ntshangase “afrosouljazz” sound brings to mind the soul stylings of jazz and soul connoisseurs. Her musical journey and pursuit to establish her name as a global brand is cosmic; inspired by her need to think out of the box! ... more

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